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November 17, 2021


Hello, Pickens Republican teammates,

Our party is continuing to engage on issues that are important in our county, state, and nation today. We have many opportunities to work together.

Our team is continuing to grow; we had another successful joint precinct meeting at Holly Springs on November 15, with leaders from six precincts attending. All told, there were thirty-six attendees and ten new members signed to join the party. Additionally, we are also finding new members through our Chaplains’ Club and our new web site. (Be sure to check our site for newsletters and events – we will soon have even more there.) The party’s new explanatory brochures are very useful for informing new team members how things happen at the precinct and count party levels. These joint meetings give leaders a chance to experience a precinct meeting before organizing one on their own. If you are a precinct president and you would like help in coordinating a joint meeting, just let me know, and we will work together on that.

A big thank you to all of our members who gave of their time to train and serve as poll managers and workers in the recent special elections. We’re grateful to David Sisk, Bob Fetterly, BJ and Tina Sutherland, Kevin Dillard, Brandy Tarleton, and Melanie and Rich Synakowski. Our teams worked with Travis Alexander and then Amy Samms of the Election Board; we had a great call from Amy, the acting director, thanking our members for their participation. Great job, all! We’ll be starting training in the spring for poll managers, workers, and watchers. It’s vitally important that we have enough team members to staff the polling places in the coming (June) primaries.

We all congratulate Lauren Boyd – at a recent meeting, she was nominated to be the chairperson of the Hospitality committee. I was happy to appoint Lauren, and I know we all wish her well in the committee’s work. Congratulations also to Michael Boyd as he is graciously taking on the duties of deputy secretary.

Many of our members have expressed interest in having a meeting with interesting speakers and a time for fellowship. At our October business meeting, we voted to move our November meeting from the fourth Thursday (Thanksgiving Day) to the following Thursday, December 2. We have brought together several speakers for a program that will address important issues; I believe everyone will be interested in what they bring to us. We will have light refreshments and a time of fellowship after the speakers.

Please continue to make time each day to contact the SC Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the Governor; keep working and urge them to consider the Vaccination Rights Act. Other important bills that have been pre-filed are H4565, the Medical Privacy Act, and H4556, which would prohibit school districts from requiring vaccination as a condition for attending public school. Many of us are facing losing our livelihoods. We must continue to stand for our liberties – encourage others to contact the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senate, and the Governor and request that they consider H4560 before they adjourn from their special session.

Thanks very much,

Tim Bruce
Chair, PCRP, 864.397.5252